Clanwilliam acquires medical education company

Clanwilliam Group, a healthcare technology and services company, has acquired Obsidian.

Obsidian works with clinical experts to design and deliver education programmes for pharma, biotech and healthcare organisations, as well as grant providers and medical societies – and will retain its identity and independence.

Dr Wendy Mathias, founder and CEO of Obsidian Healthcare Group, said: “Becoming part of Clanwilliam Group marks a major step in expanding our ability to accomplish the educational goals of our clients and grant providers across the world. Obsidian has always been driven by our vision of doing things differently, and it was critical to me to find an investment partner who not only values our distinctive ethos, attitudes and commitment to quality, but also shares our passion for improving healthcare outcomes.

“We will remain focussed on delivering medical education based on scientific rigour, and at the same time enhancing our services by drawing on the digital technologies, expertise and resources of the wider Clanwilliam family. I will remain CEO of Obsidian and look forward to contributing to the connected health vision of Clanwilliam Group, helping to link technologies and innovations in the group with clinical and educational needs, as well as being the fulcrum of a new division for the company.”

Obsidian has become the 17th business to join Clanwilliam since it started their mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategy in 2014.

Howard Beggs, CEO of Clanwilliam Group, said: “The long-standing success that Obsidian Healthcare Group has had across the world in helping to distil crucial information to healthcare professionals through high-impact education programmes, will be an invaluable asset to Clanwilliam Group.

“Not only do we expect to see new opportunities in new markets as a result of our investment in Obsidian, but the addition offers the potential to build our reputation as a trusted intermediary between innovation, clinical need and patient outcomes, as we continue to expand our M&A ambitions.”

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